Professor Julie-Anne Tarr

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy


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Personal details


Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy


Insurance, insurance fraud, consumer, Emerging technologies, regulation, risk, innovation, commercialization, directors duties, corporate governance, big data, block chain, privacy, drones regulation, drones insurance, drones risk, consumer protection


Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • JD (Cornell University)
  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Professional memberships and associations


PhD (University of Queensland), Juris Doctor (Cornell), LLM (Monash), BA (Wisconsin)



Primary Health Network (Gold Coast) Board, Australian Government (Department of Health), Chair, Finance, Audit & Risk (2015-22);   Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Board, (Queensland Health), Chair, Audit & Risk (2016 -21); Q-Pharm (Biotechnology & clinical trials);  Q-Gen (Biotechnology - cell therapy manufacturing); USP Solutions (Project management and joint venture contracting, tertiary services provision, infrastructure development); Flannery's Proprietary Ltd (Health & Organics); Robyn Ashton Pty Ltd, (Consulting - superannuation, insurance & audit), QIMR Berghofer Human Research Ethics Committee; Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee (Qld)

Company Secretary Roles:  Queensland Institute of Medical Research Council, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Trust


Other Significant Positions and Roles

  • Chair, Australian Business Deans Council 2109 Journal Review, Business and Taxation Law
  • Editor, Insurance & Transport, Australian Business Law Journal, (2015- )
  • Head, Regulation, Tax and Commercial Law Section, School of Accountancy, QUT (2013 – )
  • Clyde & Co, Senior Consultant (Insurance, Emerging Technologies)

Memberships, Diplomas, Certifications: Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section), International Bar Association (Insurance), The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate), Mediation and Cross-Cultural Mediation certificates

Selected publications

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Current supervisions

  • Compulsory Insurance Frameworks for Emerging Aviation Technology - Framing the Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Gavin Nicholson
  • A Director's Perspective: Understanding Australia's 'two-strike' rule as a regulatory instrument: A Director's Perspective
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ellie Chapple
  • Quarterly reporting as a disclosure method of financial information for listed firms in Sri Lanka
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Pamela Kent, Dr Sarah Osborne
  • Examination of the Changes to Symptoms of Indigenous Corporate Failure Since the Introduction of the CATSI Act 2006
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jeanette Van Akkeren